The Spice Trade

Industry insider knowledge, and usage tips on spices and other ingredients

Recipe: Granny’s Cake (British cooking)

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This homey cake recipe really takes you back to special occasions, birthdays, visiting relatives houses and all round friendliness. We baked it once when moving in to say hello to our neighbours, because this recipe is so safe – practically everyone will like it! The flavour comes from the Mixed Spice Seasoning powder within, a traditional british spice blend comprising of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander seed and a few other spices. You’ll get mouthwatering sweet and christmas-y aromas in your kitchen when cooking, so beware! It will attract everyone’s attention. The fruits are our own addition, but you can add … keep reading